Open enrollment following the COVID-19 pandemic will be unlike any other in recent memory. Many organizations are still trying to recover from extended closures and maintain safe working environments.
Yet, procrastinating on enrollment planning can actually cause more issues than it solves. From an operational standpoint, COVID-19 might surge in the fall and force states to reclose businesses. From a personnel standpoint, employees may not be comfortable returning if they feel unsafe in the workplace. That’s why it’s critical to start thinking about a safe enrollment right now.
Employer Next Steps
Preparation will be the key factor for a successful open enrollment this year.
- Employers should talk to stakeholders early and prepare to answer any employee questions.
- Employees will need to know exactly how they will be enrolling, when enrollment is happening and where they can find help.
Solidifying this information early will help keep everyone on the same page. Speak with Dansig to discuss an open enrollment process that meets the unique needs of your organization.